Africa: Comments On the Communal Land Tenure Bill, 2017
This is a very wide-ranging Bill that aims to cater for most of the land in the former homelands as well as land transferred to African communities since 1994. It is a potentially… Read more »
South Africa: Comparative Discussion of Land Tenure - South Africa, Mozambique, Kenya and Ghana
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South Africa: Land Tenure and Restitution in South Africa - a Summary Report
When the democratically elected government took power in 1994, led by the ANC, three central elements of land policy were announced: land restitution, land redistribution, and… Read more »
South Africa: A Proposal to End Insecurity of Land Tenure in South Africa
The South African constitution, agreed and entrenched in 1996, promised that security of tenure would be enhanced for all landholders. Read more »
Zimbabwe: Template for a Tyrant
There has been neither peace nor serenity during Robert Mugabe's 37 years in power. He has been at war in Zimbabwe since its birth. Read more »
Tanzania: John Magufuli - From Compromise Candidate to 'Petty Dictator'?
Few observers could have predicted the transformation of Dr John Pombe Magufuli from a diligent but low-profile minister into an impulsive and uncompromising head of state. With… Read more »
South Africa: Jacob Zuma - the President Who Would Be Chief
President Jacob Zuma's presidential style has undermined the South African constitution, the rule of law and rational policymaking. It has undermined the democratic idea of… Read more »
Nigeria: Buhari - Ailing and Failing?
Nigeria is battling a bloody Islamic insurgency in its northern region, a secessionist movement in the east, a wave of kidnappings in the west and oil-well attacks in the south.… Read more »
Africa: Africa's Relationship With China Is Ancient History
In 2002 South Africa's Parliament unveiled a digital reproduction of a map - of China, the Middle East and Africa - that some speculated could be the first map of the African… Read more »
Africa: Building On Local Skills
In a wood-panelled room on the Jinhua campus of Zhejiang Normal University, by the picture-perfect Xinyue Lake, is a wonderful and surprising secret: one of the most valuable… Read more »
Africa: To Have a Home of One's Own
An increasing number of women are buying, inheriting or building privately-owned residential homes in South Africa. This brief essay focusses on African women and their approach to… Read more »
Africa: The Buhari Administration and Economic Governance - Assessing Progress of Nigeria's Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).
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Africa: The AU's Resourceful Consensus
Over the past five years, the African Union (AU) has become much more committed to natural resource governance. Previously, continental organisations had formulated symbolic… Read more »
Africa: Is China Bankrolling Regional Security?
China intensifying its engagement with the African Union (AU) is indicative of the extent of its activities across the continent. The AU Commission was officially admitted into… Read more »
South Africa: 'Only 14.5% of South Africans Surveyed Say "The People" Govern'
Esteemed dignitaries and guests, ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, friends, Read more »
Africa: Putting the U.S. First, At Africa's Expense
In November 2016, the United States (US) concluded one of the most divisive presidential elections in its history. It is also hard to identify any public policy issues around which… Read more »
Africa: My Brother's Keeper
A prominent thread in the conversation about Africa's development since the end of the Cold War has been the need for good governance. The continent's resource and economic… Read more »
Africa: AU Falling Behind On Safety
Continuous bloodletting by extremist groups in Africa in recent years has brought into question the African Union's (AU) capability and willingness to combat terrorism on the… Read more »
Rwanda: How Inclusive is the Reconciliation Project?
In 1994 a new government came to power in Rwanda after the country had seen a genocide that claimed the lives of about three quarters of the Tutsi ethnic minority. The Rwanda… Read more »
Africa: South Africa Puts Africa Last
South Africa's recent announcement that it is to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) appears to conform to its Africa First agenda. Read more »
Africa: Morocco in, SADR Out
When Morocco's King Mohammed VI delivered a royal letter to the African Union (AU) summit in Kigali last July, some saw it as a major turning point in one of Africa's oldest… Read more »
Africa: Who Takes the Top Seat?
As the African continent continues its struggle for improved governance and security, with some of its poorer nations lurching from one crisis to the next, the leadership of the… Read more »
Gambia: The Gambia's Timeline - Dawn of a New Era
· December 6: The electoral commission says that Barrow has won the election more narrowly than originally thought, and with a lower turnout. He garnered 43.2% and Jammeh… Read more »
Africa: African Union's Language of Democracy Shields Despots
Critics have long argued that the African Union (AU) supports the authoritarian rule of many of the leaders of its member countries. They say it is little more than an old boys'… Read more »
Africa: The AU's Funding Woes Continue
In July 2016, at its summit in Kigali, Rwanda, the African Union (AU) unveiled a new funding model. The new fiscal plan was expected to raise about $1,2 billion annually - or… Read more »
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